My Funny Galentines

Ye Olde Deare Herte-lings, We are approaching midnight– the cold, cloudy moon-masking dawny twilight of our Valentine’s Day 2017. All of our warmth is on the inside. Richard III would mock our holiday cheer and say the appropriate name for V-Day this year is “the biggest, baddest, worst ever winter of our discontent,” but we’re…

Dartilda / Dar Quixote / Darcinea

Dearest Darah, A fantastical letter in celebration of your birth, which we celebrated both before, on, and after its official date of commemoration, has long been in order. January 13th is one of my most favorite days of the year, of course, and I was touched to watch it approach and amazed to see it…

The Food of Love

Hi Hexlings, I am sitting here, curled up in my purple Project Dance Company sweatshirt on your grandfather’s couch in front of the colorful sparkly tree, drinking my cup of earl grey (hot) tea out of the giant Grateful Dead mug and eating a plate of Christmas cookies. They are quite good, even a couple…

When Shall We Three Meet Again?

In sunshine, soft shade, or over the rainbow? That’s not exactly what the First Witch in Shakespeare’s Macbeth says when she opens the play by calling her fellow wayward sisters to a cryptic meeting before following after her cat, Graymalkin. But it is the right thing for us to say about our enchanted meeting. Three…

The Bells of St. Mummy’s

Greetings, Hexlings, The holiday season is now upon us and in full rockin-around-the-Christmas-tree swing. I am ringing (writing) my little bells to help keep the spirit of Christmas alive inside my soul. You have your Christmas tree up, and you have already had snow and gone sledding on the golf course behind your house. We…

The L Word Family

Good Morning, Hexlings, Tomorrow I take a plunge into an icy lake. I will be wearing some kind of pantsuit because the reason I will be plunging into an icy lake is that I was asked by one of my new friends from the local chapter of the Pantsuit Nation organization to participate in an…

Birds of a Feather

Goodmorning, Hexlings, Happy 1st of December! Just a couple of days ago, I was all feathery with excitement in anticipation of flying to see you. Then I was all droopy and doldrummy as I had to say “see you soon” and fly back to Buffalo without you. Now I am neither here nor there, perched…

I Will Fight for You

Good morning, my Beloved, Precious Daughters, I had planned to write to you last week, when I believed I would be able to celebrate with you the election of the first female president of the United States, Hillary Clinton. I spent the morning and the day of the election in a state of excitement and…

Elanah in Wonderland

Dearest Elanah, You’re off in birthday dreamland right now, and I am here, awake, dreaming of you. I’ve heard the heart transports you to your beloved one when you can’t be with her on her birthday. If I could read you a book on your seventh birthday, I would read to you one of my…

It’s The GREAT Pumpkins

Dearest Pumpkins, As I begin this letter, it is 12 AM on October 10th, 2016. That means it is now my thirty-second birthday (well, technically I was born at 12:30 PM, but who’s counting?!) You are snuggled up in bed with your friend Clair, and so this night marks your first sleepover with a friend,…

My Little Calendar Grrrls

Hello, Little Starfruit! Tomorrow is the first day of autumn and it’s also my first day at my little job as Interim Director of Digital Publications at Prometheus Books, so we have more reasons to celebrate. We love celebrating the seasons and holidays, and we love celebrating new beginnings. I know one thing we won’t…

My Lily and My Rose

My Flower Grrrls, Pretty soon, in just three days, I will embark on a long trip to see you. I have been excited about it for weeks. By the time I get to Thursday, I’ll be as giddy as can be. And then on Friday, when I reach the finish line (that would be your…